The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has released its list of suggested school sites for consideration and approval of the Early Learning Program for young learners 4 and 5 years-of-age by the Ministry of Education. The list contains 75 schools hosting 209 programs.
It is important to note that the Ministry still has to review, select and approve the final list which will only include 190 programs. As a result, the number of school sites will change. Ministry approval will be announced in mid-January 2010.
A full list of the proposed school sites is below:
Proposed ELP School Site List (78K 12/11/2009)
The Early Learning Program is the Ministry of Educationís provincial initiative that brings full-day learning to the kindergarten program through a phased in implementation process beginning September 2010 and finishing in 2015.
The TDSB proposed school site list was developed based on the guidelines from the Ministry of Education and in consultation with early learning partners.
The TDSB believes early learning is the foundation for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of all children and early learning plays a critical role in student success. The TDSB is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Education as we build a strong foundation for young students with full-day kindergarten.
For more information about Early Learning you can visit the Ministry of Educationís website at www.edu.gov.on.ca/earlylearning/.